Le Pen woos French farm vote as malaise deepens

February 26, 2015 5:14 PM

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Le Pen woos French farm vote as malaise deepens

PARIS (Reuters) - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was admiring a prize Charolais cow at a Paris farm fair on Thursday when five young farmers appeared before her demanding to take 'selfie' photographs with their favorite politician.

She obliged, each in turn. With polls showing Le Pen's National Front party winning up to 30 percent of the vote in round one of local elections next month -- ahead of any other party -- she was in high spirits at the annual Paris fair.

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